Lady Raiders win first match of year

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

POWHATAN—The Southampton Academy volleyball team won its first match of the year Thursday, defeating Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 3-1.

After losing the first game 23-25, the Lady Raiders charged back to take the next three 25-19, 25-17 and 28-26.

“They started out slow,” said Head Coach Sarah Nixon. “The girls have to get used to playing with each other. I am proud of them for coming back.”

Standouts for SA included Katelyn Newsome with 14 kills and Meagan Pope with eight kills.

In addition, Abbey Weist had a couple of good digs and Beth Waller and Bridgitte Bradshaw had some good sets, Nixon said.

The Lady Raiders played Brunswick Academy Tuesday. Results were not available by press time. Southampton Academy hosts Christchurch at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.